Cackleberry Farm is nestled at the foot of a hill just outside Stow-on-the-Wold. Run by Paddy and Steph Bourns, their rare breed flocks are entirely free range and live in traditional chicken houses on 12 acres of land, with lots of perches.
Paddy and Steph launched their pure white egg - the Arlington White - it has a beautiful golden yolk and this egg is now featured on many wonderful menus, and is used by a number of prominent UK chefs and restaurants including TV's Masterchef programme.
"We maintain a healthy flock, all of our chickens are bred on the farm, and hatched in our hatchery. They are fed from day one with a healthy diet of maize, wheat and herb diet. Laying eggs is hard work, so our girls need a good start and plenty of food to keep them healthy and happy. The richness and naturalness of the diet shows with their yellow legs and full beaks - no beak clipping on our farm! Our hens at both of our farms have large sheds with plenty of perch space and a large scratch area. During the day they range free in lush green fields, which are sown with natural herbs for the hens to nibble. They roam in small flocks - the space and smaller numbers help to reduce stress, resulting in happier, healthier hens and the best quality eggs."